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World Cup Spain Preview, Predictions, Players and Stats

Spain Preview, Predictions, Players and Stats

Spain will be among the favourites at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The Spaniards have enough in the midfield to simply dominate the ball and make a run to the final so ball possession will be their main objective on each World Cup game. Spain were dominant throughout qualification and ultimately pushed Italy to the playoffs. Here's everything you need to know about the team:

After a disappointing World Cup 2014 and a poor showing at the EURO 2016 Spain are come back to World Cup as a one of the main pretenders to reach World Cup Finals. Coached by Julen Lopetegui Spain have managed to qualify without loosing a single game in qualification rounds. Spain include several top stars from Barcelona and Real Madrid and they are favourites to win top spot in the Group B.

FIFA Ranking: 8

Spain World Cup 2018

Spain Coach

JULEN LOPETEGUI - A former Barcelona and Real Madrid goalkeeper

Spain Players

It is provisional squad and will be reduced to 23 players for the World Cup.

GOALKEPERS:
David De Gea (Manchester United), Kepa Arrizabalaga (Athletic Bilbao), Pepe Reina (Napoli)

DEFENDERS:
Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Alvaro Odriozola (Real Sociedad), Gerard Pique (FC Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Nacho (Real Madrid), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Jordi Alba (FC Barcelona), Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)

MIDFIELDERS:
Sergio Busquets (FC Barcelona), Koke (Atletico Madrid), Saul Niguez (Atletico Madrid), Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich), David Silva (Manchester City), Andres Iniesta (FC Barcelona)

FORWARDS:
Isco (Real Madrid), Marco Asensio (Real Madrid), Lucas Vazquez (Real Madrid), Iago Aspas (Celta Vigo), Rodrigo Moreno (Valencia), Diego Costa (Atletico Madrid)

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Spain Stats

Stats are based on the last 10 games (including friendly matches)

Spain
FORM(WON-DRAW-LOSS)7-3-0
GOALS SCORED32
SHOTS ON TARGET61
SHOTS OFF TARGET62
GOALS CONCEDED6
TOTAL GOALS38
OVER 1.5 GOALS8
OVER 2.5 GOALS6
OVER 3.5 GOALS4
UNDER 1.5 GOALS2
UNDER 2.5 GOALS4
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE4
CLEAN SHEETS6
CORNERS56
FOULS112
YELLOWS10
REDS0
OFFSIDES25

Spain World Cup History

World Cup appearances: 14
Semifinals: 2
Best finish: Champions on World Cup 2010
Last World Cup: 2014

Spain World Cup 2018 Matches

June 15 - Spain vs. Portugal
June 20 - Spain vs. Iran
June 25 - Spain vs. Morocco

Spain Prediction and Expectations on World Cup 2018

Spain are the top favourites on the road to the final and their goal will be to reach at least semi-finals on this tournament. The Spanish national team play brilliant football and looks like they are in a fine fettle. The 2010 World Cup winners are highly motivated for this tournament and they will play aggressive football in the midfield on each game in Russia.

Spain Bet and Odds:

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